Lisa Shatzky’s poetry has been published in The Vancouver Review, Room Magazine, Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, The Nashwaak Review, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, Canadian Literature, Canadian Woman Studies, The Prairie Journal, Jones Av., Grain, The New Quarterly, Monday’s Poem, and six chapbooks by Leaf Press (edited by Patrick Lane) along with anthologies across Canada and the US. Her poetry book Blame it on the Moon was published by Black Moss Press in 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2014 Acorn Plantos Award for People’s Poetry. Her poetry book Do Not Call Me By My Name, also published by Black Moss Press (2011), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Poetry Award in 2012. Shatzky has also had prose published in Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast (Key Publishing, 2012) as well as poetry in This Island We Celebrate, published by the Bowen Island Arts Council in 2013.
When not writing she runs marathons as a way of meditation and works as a psychotherapist on Bowen Island, BC, where she lives on a boat with her partner Don, her teenagers, a dog called Sherman and three cats.